SEEN Magazine celebrates living your best life, locally. This holiday season, we want to make it easy to check everyone off your gift list while supporting the local boutiques, businesses and designers in our community.
We are partnering with the Reyes Projects gallery to bring you the ultimate “Shop Local for the Holidays” Pop-Up Shop experience. This two-day shopping event will be held at the corner of Maple and Old Woodward, in the heart of the downtown Birmingham shopping district.
Our team of experienced designers and merchandisers will organize gifts into ‘shops’ based on who you need to buy for — kids and teens, hostesses, foodies, fitness buffs, outdoor lovers and more.
Participating Shops and Designers include:
Join Us at the Reyes Projects, 100 South Old Woodward, Birmingham, Michigan 48009
Friday, November 3, 2017 10am – 7pm
Saturday, November 4, 2017 9am – 7pm
A percentage of proceeds will go to Detroit Goodfellows. This year, 34,000 children in Detroit, Harper Woods, Highland Park, River Rouge and Hamtramck will get holiday gift boxes filled with clothing, candy, books, toys and more. They also do more than make sure kids aren’t “forgotten” one day each year. Enhancing their lives with shoe and dental programs, camperships and scholarships to Wayne State University. Because regardless of what day it is, “forgotten” is no way to feel.
About the Reyes Projects Art Gallery:
REYES PROJECTS PRESENTS New Works by Two Detroit-based artists
Reyes Projects will present two solo exhibitions featuring new works by Detroit-based artists Marie Herwald Hermann: Shields and Parergons and Nancy M. Mitchnick: Dog Show.
Marie Herwald Hermann’s work will fill the ground floor of the gallery – a site-specific installation inspired by the architectural lines of the space. This presentation marks Reyes Projects’ first venture with the artist and sets the tone for their inaugural participation in NADA Miami (Dec. 7-10), which will include a solo booth of Hermann’s work, co-curated by Al Moran.
Visitors will encounter several of Hermann’s large-scale objects, barriers that diffuse noise from the outside world. Hermann’s work is quiet and should be experienced in tranquility, shielded from urban commotion. Hermann creates simple pieces that preclude the functionality their shapes suggest, promoting a reevaluation of ceramics as an art form.
An exhibition of new works by Nancy Mitchnick inhabits the lower level. Acclaimed as both a painter and teacher, Mitchnick is known for her bold use of stroke and color to create impactful images depicting a variety of subjects. She masks narrative and illusion with an expressionistic hand; her compositions calling viewers to pause and reflect on a confident dexterity. Mitchnick is one of the few women to emerge from the 1970s Detroit Cass Corridor movement. Her paintings are subject-driven, almost humanizing, and often depict the urban, domestic architecture of the Detroit area.
Together, the work of Hermann and Mitchnick becomes a silent meditation on artistic craft – a gesture that creates a space filled with a sense of calm familiarity and pure intention.
The gallery at 100 S. Old Woodward, Ave. in Birmingham will host an opening reception on Oct. 28 from 6-8 p.m. The works will remain on view through Nov. 25.